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  1. Shurukian

    Four Years of Change

    Most of you have seen that I've returned. If not - hello. I stopped being an active CN player the summer of 2011. In mid 2012, while I was deep in the woods of West Virginia on a climbing trip, my nation deleted. I had forgotten to collect. Oops. I had a twinge of regret at forgetting about it, but for the most part, I was happy that the burden was finally gone. It was time. It had been time. My blog has never really been an IC one, and I don't intend for that to change now. I frequently talked about my climbing, my cat, my hobbies, my poetry - just general life. When I left the game, I was in a period of turmoil in my life that was fairly consuming. It was a period in which I had the opportunity to completely change most of the aspects of my life, and I did so enthusiastically. My immersement into the real world took my activity and goal list and made it explode like a kid's 4th grade science volcano. I finished my Bachelor's Degree and got my Master's Degree in Human Resource Management. I moved four times. I spent an absurd amount of time outdoors. Previously, I rock climbed...and that was about it. I've expanded that to rock climbing, running, cycling, swimming (triathlons), snowboarding, mountaineering, ice climbing, and mountain biking. On top of Algonquin Peak, Adirondack High Peaks. Mount Marcy and Colden in the background This year is a big one for me. I have a lot of races that will be firsts for me, including my first marathon, first half Ironman, and first full Ironman. So basically... I'm going to be turning my blog into a race blog. Hopefully that won't be too boring. So far, these are my races for the year that I'll be talking about: 3/29/2015 -Philadelphia Love Run (Half Marathon) 5/3/2015 - Broad Street Run (10 Miler) 5/24/2015 - Vermont City Marathon 5/31/2015 - Independence Sprint Triathlon Nockamixion, PA Sprint 6/14/2015 - Eagleman 70.3 Half Ironman Cambridge, MD Half Ironman 7/12/2015 - Steelman 3 Mile Open Water Swim Race 8/9/2015 - Steelman Olympic Triathlon 9/20/2015 - Lake Tahoe Ironman 10/17/2015 - Runner's World Festival 5k, 10k, and Half Marathon 10/25/2015 - Perfect 10 Miler ... Most likely to be added to. I also got engaged. Fun fact - the Lake Tahoe Ironman is my honeymoon. We also figured out after we registered that it's considered the hardest Ironman in the world. Oops. I also added one to the family. My fiance and I adopted Ridley in 2013, and she's the biggest bundle of joy ever, which helps balance out my diabolical cat. Coming back was a mixed bag for me. I had pretty much sworn off ever returning to cybernations. I saw no use - I'm rarely home, constantly training, and still have the same laptop I used 5 years ago (AKA - this thing barely works). I got rid of my TV, my video game systems, my desktop... I figured if I would return to the world of the internets, it certainly wouldn't be for CN. I was apparently a little wrong. I don't have any plans or expectations for my time here - other than to coast along and hopefully not stray too far away from my training schedule. It's been interesting to return and see how different and alike the community is so many years later. Of course, I'm still climbing - Just definitely not as frequently as I had been before. Though certainly with a lot less hair - I abandoned the lion's mane for the first time a few months ago. much muscle. such pull. Hopefully you'll find my attempts at fitness worthwhile for a glance every now and then. If not, that's perfectly fine - for me, writing about them will hopefully be motivating enough to keep me off the couch or out of that pint of ice cream (which I just finished eating, damn you snowstorm) and out on the road or trail. Maybe if I'm lucky, you'll find some motivation or interest in it as well. Sincerely, Shurukian
  2. Shurukian

    Four Years of Change

  3. Shurukian

    My first attempt at spoken word.

    Speak Out - Thoughts?
  4. ....be gone as sheeeet. Hoo had them registered and he is very much so no longer mucho communicado, so I don't see them coming back. If you're someone that hung out on them and want to be in touch with people, send me a message and we'll figure it out. That's all I got.
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    [VOTE] CN Person & Alliance of the Year

    A vote for Caustic is a vote for the lone Dickicorn of Bob.
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    Is this thing still turned on

    Hello. I haven't provided an update in a while, so I'm going to do a short one now because I'm procrastinating doing real work. A week and a half ago I ran an ultramarathon (50k) at Lake Tahoe. It was gorgeous. It looked like this: It was fantastic and wonderful and I'm moving there again as soon as I can, much to certain people's likely chagrin. I have another ultra in another week and a half. I'm hoping to run 40 - 50 miles (65k - 80k), as it's a 12 hour challenge rather than a set distance. Two weeks after that race I have a back to back Sprint Triathlon and Half Ironman Triathlon (Sprint on Saturday, Half on Sunday) on a course that is supposed to be one of the hardest in the United States. This is part of the bike course at 34% grade: If you make it to the top without falling, they put your name on a brick in the road. Then after THAT race, I have a four part race over three days - a 4.3 trail run on Friday, a 5k and 10k on Saturday, and a half marathon on Sunday. And then finally, three weeks after that one, I have an ultramarathon (another 50k) in Kentucky with an insane amount of climbing. The course elevation map looks like this: There's my two second update. If this actually generates any interest, I'll put up race recaps after. Vicarious suffering FTW.
  7. Shurukian

    Special Prosecution

    I'm just here to say that I like many of the alliances involved in this, including NADC, and that Bern is a cancer upon any alliance he touches. Carry on.
  8. Shurukian

    TBC Rational Decision

    You think our goal was to rebuild classical CN? How adorable of you.
  9. Shurukian

    TBC Rational Decision

    This man gets it.
  10. The Bear Cavalry hereby declares a state of organized chaos. Signed for the Bear Cavalry, Gopher's Cat, Triumvirate Gopher's Cat, Triumvirate Gopher's Cat, Triumvirate
  11. Oh look, Junka spied me. That was before I collected. Literally 10 times more than you and a billion times more apathetic. Fite me.
  12. Again, you're way off the mark here. We have no intent of becoming an alliance that hangs around to just randomly attack people. PS. And TBC is not attacking whatever alliance you're in these days, just as an FYI so we can avoid another repeat of the past three pages.
  13. Someone's still a little lost.
  14. What move? This had nothing to do with the war, it just kind of.... became part of the war. I guess. And now it is partially un-becoming part of the war. It's all very, very clear. The clearest ever. So clear you're going to get tired of things being clear. By the way, did I tell you about the chocolate cake I was eating when I wrote this?
  15. Still not seeing your point. There is leadership above you - leadership which I spoke to. I don't care how you view this was handled, nor how 'incompetent' you think we are. It really doesn't matter.
  16. Dude, it's really not that hard. There is no sweet handshake. And yes, we did. It's good to have SOMETHING happening, so I can't be upset about that!
  17. The point of the post has already been shared with our close allies and now NoR. If I intended to make it black and white, I would have originally done so. Thus is the fun of chaos!
  18. I don't give a damn about 'damage control'. If you think I do, you're sorely misinformed and misunderstand the purpose of this thread. Go talk to your alliance leadership before you attempt to lecture me on things you aren't knowledgeable about. This has all been handled already.
  19. I'm just gonna leave this here. !@#$ - maybe I DO have to thank NoR. I declared a state of Chaos and we really didn't have much chaos. Thanks guys! Same time next Tuesday? We'll bring the tacos. You bring the tequila.
  20. For all the other exceptional dumbasses out there - if this was a declaration of war, I would have said so in the post. Reading comprehension people, reading comprehension.
  21. Glad to see that's how you react to the MDoAP partner of an MDoAP partner.
  22. Holy !@#$, really?! This whole time I thought you needed to write them a documented notice and get congressional approval. How silly of me. Usually when you declare war an alliance kind of... you know, declares war? But !@#$ man, if one or two wars means a full declaration of war then we've really missed out on some opportunities over the years.
  23. Somebody send Nordreich Betsy Devos, STAT.
  24. This wasn't a DoW on Nordreich, but I guess they decided to take it that way? Hey dumbasses, you're !@#$@#$ up very organized disorganized plans that could have benefitted you.